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English Dictionary: smarting by the DICT Development Group
2 results for smarting
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    Synonym(s): smart, smarting, smartness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smart \Smart\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smarted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Smarting}.] [OE. smarten, AS. smeortan; akin to D. smarten,
      smerten, G. schmerzen, OHG. smerzan, Dan. smerte, SW.
      sm[84]rta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, Ohg. smerzo,
      and probably to L. mordere to bite; cf. Gr. [?][?][?][?],
      [?][?][?][?][?], terrible, fearful, Skr. m[?]d to rub, crush.
      Cf. {Morsel}.]
      1. To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part
            of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger
            smarts; these wounds smart. --Chaucer. --Shak.
      2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or
            grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
                     No creature smarts so little as a fool. --Pope.
                     He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
                                                                              --Prov. xi.
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